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farshad
02-20-2007, 04:15 PM
which of these can be the best SQ unit for 1000$?(or a little more then 1000$)
clarion , mcintosh , pioneer , nakamichi , denon
please help .

Hebrew Hammer
02-20-2007, 04:20 PM
which of these can be the best SQ unit for 1000$?(or a little more then 1000$)
clarion , mcintosh , pioneer , nakamichi , denon
please help .

for a 1000...you can get a used mac or denon...IMO spend money on a h/u and processor combo....the P9 combo will be a little more...and the Alpine W200/h701 combo can be had under 1000 and would be your best option...

SQChevy
02-21-2007, 09:58 AM
What are you looking for? DVD player or just stereo? If it is just stereo you can get some really good sounding headunits for that price. If you want dvd and proc I would agree with Hebrew Hammer and get W200/H701. BTW Hebrew Hammer, weren't you at finals? I think I met you. I had the Green Chevy Pick up with no back seat only amps and subs in the bed. I think you knew Mike Lau?

Hayabusa
02-21-2007, 11:00 AM
Me Personally I'd get a Nakamichi 700II...Not going to get much better than that period. :)

Hebrew Hammer
02-21-2007, 11:13 AM
Me Personally I'd get a Nakamichi 700II...Not going to get much better than that period. :)

is this from personal exp?

Hayabusa
02-21-2007, 11:32 AM
Nah I wish. I know a dude at school that runs a Nak 500 and it is pretty awesome. He said he heard a dudes 700II and it was suprerb.

///M5
02-22-2007, 09:04 AM
Nah I wish. I know a dude at school that runs a Nak 500 and it is pretty awesome. He said he heard a dudes 700II and it was suprerb.

That is a retarded reason to promote something. Friggin' e-bs.

Personally for near a grand, I'd either do the Clarion 9255, Alpine H701, or Pio P9.

Hayabusa
02-22-2007, 01:31 PM
How is it retarded when the guy is reliable. Especially judging how his setup sounds? The unit is a step up form his unit so why wouldn't that be a logical assumtion?

zukiaudio
02-22-2007, 03:55 PM
http://ikesound.com/product-product_id/3161

this may be a small part of a nice head unit

http://www.sbhcorp.com/scripts/homeViewItem-379.html

2kchevy06civic
02-22-2007, 04:03 PM
I'm going to agree with those that said spend it on a combo instead of the H/U alone. Having the eq, T/A, and crossover options from the p9 and h701 are worth the price and especially since you can control it from the h/u instead of buying an outside unit. I personally think that would be your best option, just go over to diymobileaudio.com and see how many happy reviewers there are with the w200/h701 combo.

farshad
02-24-2007, 03:58 PM
hi guys
my friends say to me that there isn't much difference between the 1000$ hu & 400$ for SQ! for example they say there's not much sq advantage from the p880 to the clarion drz9255!! and the high price of drz9255 is more for its features! they are crazy or im so hypersesitive in sq?! i'v only read the reviews and have not tested the tow
another question: how much is the difference between the cd-500 & cd-700II in sound quality? is it worth the extra money?(1200$) , 1200$ for sq only or other features?
please guide me!

tankertoad
02-25-2007, 02:13 AM
For those who have heard them all, the clarion, denon, and macs sound the best. The clarion has built in (though comparitively limited but still useful) DSP. If uber flexibility/tuning is what you're after, the alpine or pioneer combos would be better suited.

WLDock
02-25-2007, 01:20 PM
hi guys
my friends say to me that there isn't much difference between the 1000$ hu & 400$ for SQ! for example they say there's not much sq advantage from the p880 to the clarion drz9255!! and the high price of drz9255 is more for its features! they are crazy or im so hypersesitive in sq?! i'v only read the reviews and have not tested the tow...
There were a couple of groups that did High End Head Unit Showdown tests. The second site may be down or gone...not sure but I will link it:

TESTED:
Denon DCT-Z1, McIntosh MX5000, McIntosh MX4000, Nakamichi CD700ii,
Clarion DRZ-9255, Panasonic TX-5500W, Grundig, Eclipse ECD-510 - RESULTS ARE ON PAGE 6 of THIS 12 PAGE THREAD. Hebrew Hammer was a part of this...suprised he did not link it:
http://forum.elitecaraudio.com/showthread.php?threadid=121657

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I think the Nearfield Audio site is down but they did a showdown of several high end decks a few years ago....Denon, McIntosh, P9, DRZ9255, NAK, Alpine 7990, etc. Shed some light on the subject at the time. I remember the DRZ9255 fared pretty well. Here is a quote from another post regarding the P9 vs. DRZ9255 based on results from the showdown:

"I noticed a night and day difference (in fact all present did) when we did a comparison.. for simple sonic representation the P9 couldn;t hold a candle to the DRZ."
Matt-Nearfield Audio

http://www.nearfieldaudio.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=125
http://www.nearfieldaudio.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=210

Hayabusa
02-25-2007, 01:59 PM
Anyone got pics of that old school eclipse unit? the 510...I wouldn't mind seeing pics of it and the MX 4000.

WLDock
02-25-2007, 03:25 PM
Eclipse ECD-510
http://www.turboegt.com/Cars/Maxima/Audio/Version%202.0/Version%202.0%20Main.htm

McIntosh MX4000
http://i21.ebayimg.com/01/i/000/8d/ag/bfb4_1.JPG
http://www.caraudiomag.com/v_features/0401_05z__2001_Volkswagen_eurovan__head_unit_view. jpg
http://www.svart.ru/eng/brands/mcintosh.shtml

Railrocker
02-25-2007, 03:36 PM
I need to change my area of business so I can spend a grand on a HU. :crap: